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Honors

Should I purchase an honor cord?

Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates who are eligible to receive honors at graduation will be presented with a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry prior to the ceremony. Eligibility to receive a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry is based upon the degree candidate's overall GPA as of the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. We are unable to include the spring 2014 grades in our calculation because the spring 2014 grades will not be available to us until after commencement.

GPA requirements

Minimum GPA requirements for honors status for fall 2013 and spring 2014 degree candidates in the College of Chemistry are:

Highest Honors 3.941
High Honors 3.808
Honors 3.668

For fall 2013 and spring 2014 degree candidates receiving a B.A. in Chemistry (in the College of Letters and Science), minimum GPA requirements are:

Highest Honors 3.939
High Honors 3.839
Honors 3.720

Please note that there are absolutely no exceptions to these minimum requirements. Although you may choose to purchase an honor cord at the Cal Student Store, it will not be necessary to do so. Summer 2014 and fall 2014 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates are not eligible to receive a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry at the May 2013 commencement ceremony; however, they will be eligible to purchase an honor cord at the Cal Student Store.

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